Jan 25 2009

Freedom of speech in the Netherlands?

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 12:31 pm

Submission in the Netherlands by Bruce Bawer, City Journal 22 January 2009

“The Freedom Party (PVV),” read yesterday’s press release, “is shocked by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal’s decision to prosecute Geert Wilders for his statements and opinions. Geert Wilders considers this ruling an all-out assault on freedom of speech.”

The appalling decision to try Wilders, the Freedom Party’s head and the Dutch Parliament’s only internationally famous member, for “incitement to hatred and discrimination” against Islam is indeed an assault on free speech. But no one who has followed events in the Netherlands over the last decade can have been terribly surprised by it. Far from coming out of the blue, this is the predictable next step in a long, shameful process of accommodating Islam—and of increasingly aggressive attempts to silence Islam’s critics—on the part of the Dutch establishment.

Islam in Europe is determined to win culturally by simply suppressing any criticism, either legally, or with terror, as in murdering film makers and authors who tell the truth about it.

Keep your eye out for world-wide condemnation of Geert Wilders’ prosecution. Or not.

Jan 25 2009

Cleaner air = climate warming?

Category: global warmingharmonicminer @ 12:19 pm


BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Europe’s lost mist ‘boosts heat’

The number of foggy, misty and hazy days is diminishing across the continent, say scientists who have analysed the meteorological data.

The researchers found this clearing of the air in the past 30 years may have amplified the warming of Europe.

They report their findings in the journal Nature Geoscience.


Jan 25 2009

Music of the heart

Category: musicharmonicminer @ 9:41 am

You may have seen this already, but it’s short, and worth revisiting. If it’s new to you, enjoy.


Jan 25 2009

Obama’s Evangelicals: The Left’s New Useful Idiots

Category: abortionharmonicminer @ 1:37 am

There aren’t that many people less diplomatic than me, but one of them may be Doug Giles:

In less than a week after Obama’s swearing in, our nuevo POTUS unfurled his radically liberal abortion and family plans together with his juicy pro-homosexual agenda.

Good job, all evangelicals who voted for Obama, as these aforementioned ditties—from a biblical perspective—are about as sanctified as the Antichrist French kissing a crack whore in Bret Michaels’ hot tub.

Yep, I wanna give a special shout out to all the “major” ministers who fawned and swooned over Barack and swayed their congregations to vote for him in spite of his anti-scriptural stances on life, marriage and sexuality.

One wonders if any apologies will be forthcoming in 2-4 years, when it is evident to absolutely everyone that Obama is utterly hostile to the notions of traditional family legal protections and the right-to-life.  But to the Left, Christian or otherwise, having good intentions means never having to say you’re sorry.

Keep your eyes on MoralAccountability and here, too, as we follow developments.  And keep praying for Obama to have a Damascus Road experience, where he suddenly realizes that fetuses are people, too.